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XKCD PowerShell password generator

Through 20 ears of effort, we’ve successfully trained everyone to use passwords that are hard for humans to remember, but easy for computers to guess.

If you are a Hacker News binge reader such as me, you might have read this article: The Guy Who Invented Those Annoying Password Rules Now Regrets Wasting Your Time.

This article reminded my of how stupid current password guidelines are and that we need to change that. A few months ago I wrote a random password generator function and decided that it needs an update to make the generated passwords more memorable.
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PowerShell awesome list introduction

Awesome lists are a great thing on GitHub. It’s about collecting useful resources, packages and modules of a certain technology or subject. It’s the best way of introduction if you have to learn about a new technology.
Here’s a good example of a awesome Node.js list by Sindre Sorhus aka the inventor of bower, grunt and many other web tech.

I thought it would be a good idea to do the same for PowerShell. Maybe you’ve got some inputs for me, simply post them in the comment section or make fork of the Awesome PowerShell repository and commit your inputs directly.

So here’s what I’ve got so far:
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manage SharePoint list alerts for multiple users on multiple lists

In certain cases SharePoint alerts are more useful than workflows, f.e. having the possibility to let users manager their alerts is not possible with workflows.

To manager alerts for a couple of users on specific lists I’ve written a script that handles the whole cycle of alerts. It let me delete, update and create alerts based on predefined configuration.

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Assign Temporary Administrator Rights for ActiveDirectory Users via SharePoint list

In my company the user only have user rights on their computers. As you should know you’ll face many problems with this restriction.

Many users want to install third party software on their computers or add a printer at home. To reduce argues and make the user happy, I’ll assign administrator rights for a temporary time.

Based on a predefined GPO and based on a list showing which user has administrator rights in a specified time period, my PowerShell script creates new temporary GPO to assign local administrator rights.

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